Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Back in the West End


Yesterday's houses were from Norwich, but today we are back in Hartford.  
The West End is a pretty neighborhood of houses from the late 19th and early 20th century.
It is not uncommon to find great houses with multiple colors of
paint highlighting the architectural details.




19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Two adorable houses!I like the way you included those flowers in your first composition!
hugs
Léia

Andy said...

It was the paint highlighting that caught my eye. It's something I'm not used to seeing.

SRQ said...

Great looking older homes, I can't help but feel, though, that the 2nd one is top heavy. Looks quite unbalanced. Thanks for weighing on photo software. I don't do much editing either (yet). But, with Lightroom, I really like the simplicity of watermarking a group of photos and sending them wherever I want. In other news, if you haven't heard we're getting DRENCHED on the west coast of Florida. We've had 5.5-8 inches in Sarasota over the past 32 hours.

Tanya Breese said...

hmmm i think i shall live in the 2nd one!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful old homes! I'd love to live in one of these. But I might need a full-time gardener. :)

PS: In the "old days" Niagara Falls provided all the power for people in this region. That's also why our power companies are called "Hydro". :)

JM said...

Truly beautiful houses!

Jack, if I remember well, you said you didn't know much about the role of Portugal during WWII, right? I think you might enjoy the small series I started today on my blog.

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These homes are stately, but I would hate to think what their heating bill is like in the winter.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful houses indeed, Jack, and I really like the colorful details! Hope your week is going well!!

Karl Demetz said...

Really beautiful houses, the first looks very inviting to me, I'm doing a little thought... ;-)

VP said...

I am almost ashamed of my tiny apartment...

Sharon said...

These are gorgeous homes Jack. I especially like the second one.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The first house could easily be found in Berkeley and Oakland. We call them Brown Shingles.

Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful Victorian homes. These are called "Painted Ladies" in San Francisco where they often have three and four color paint jobs. Fine photos.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Randy said...

They are both equally as nice.

Kay said...

I'm not sure I've seen a paint job quite like the top one. (It almost looks like a candy cane to me.) But they are certainly beautiful old homes.

Kate said...

Great images of rather ornate homes.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great these homes are being so well maintained.